Although you may care for your things, your dog may not feel the same way. Sadly, your canine will not find your possessions to be as important as you do. If it can be chewed, it will be. The following paragraphs are full of canine training advice you can use to teach your dog many things, including cutting back on uninvited chewing.
Timing is critical during puppy training, and you must spend sufficient time on training without doing too much. Begin by implementing brief training sessions, then make each session progressively longer. See where your dog starts not paying attention to the training session.
Stay in control as you reward your dog’s good behavior. If you are able to command your dog to do something the right way, then it is good to calmly reward your dog. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Try to stay as calm as possible during your dog training session.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. Start by getting the dog to lay down. Then, use the treat to draw his head from one side to the other. He should then roll over while following the treat. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. Never become frustrated if it does not happen right away. Once he does learn how, he will be a celebrity among other dogs.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. Your dog will learn to recognize your tone and know they should obey. It will also let the dog know the difference between an angry voice, a happy voice and an authoritative voice.
Stick with positive reinforcement when it comes to dog training. Your dog should be rewarded with both small treats and happy words. Do not ever scream at or strike your dog. These tactics backfire and just make your dog believe you are incompetent. Maintain a calm attitude anytime that your dog does wrong so that you can have a relationship o mutual respect with your dog.
Use your dog’s name when you can, as it will help to get your dog to pay attention. By using his name all the time in the first month of having our dog, he should associate his name with focusing on you. Put some thought into your dogs name, and choose one that isn’t too long and that isn’t too similar to other common words.
Every dog owner wants to help their pet become a well-adjusted member of the family and eliminate unsavory behavior like chewing and scratching on the furniture. Doing so can prevent injury to your dog and others, as well as save a lot of frustration and money. Use these tips to train your dog properly and to cease their chewing.